九州大学 アジア・オセアニア研究教育機構

九州大学

Module Ageing & Later Life (A.L.L.) Chief:Masa Higo

Vision / Mission

Module A.L.L. aims to contribute to improving health and wellbeing of older people in Asia and Oceania through cutting-edge, international and interdisciplinary research and teaching on the socio-cultural, legal and economic challenges posited by rapid population ageing. Primary areas of focus include issues surrounding public pension, retirement, elderly/aged care, healthcare policy, and end-of-life decisions, among others.

Selected Research Outcomes in 2019

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Master Class Mentorship Program ‘Population Ageing and Work in Later Life,” Oct. 23-27, Taipei, Taiwan (in joint with IAGG Asia-Oceania Regional Congress)
  • The 1st Dialogue Workshop of Long-term Care Experts in Japan, Philippines and India ‘Modeling Human Development and Circulation of Long-term Care Workforce,’ Nov. 14-16, Kitakyushu, Japan (in joint with Active Aging Consortium in Asia Pacific)

PAPER PRESENTATIONS:

  • The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov. 13-17, Austin, Texas, USA (By Chief & 2 members)
  • The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) 2019 Asia/Oceania Regional Congress, Oct. 23-27, Taipei, Taiwan (By Chief & 4 members)
  • The International Conference on Social Science and Humanity (ICSSH) 2019 Annual Conference, Apr. 10-12, Osaka, Japan (By Chief)
  • ASEAN Conference on Healthy Ageing (ACHA) 2019 Annual Meeting, Oct. 1-3, Bali, Indonesia (By 2 other members)

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Commentary Article: “Japan’s ‘Adjustment Approach’ to the Future of Retirement,” in Credit Suisse Research Institute – Report on the future of retirement (submitted to the World Economic Forum 2019 World Congress) (By Chief)
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article: “Resilience among Asian Female Migrant Aged Care Workers in Regional Victoria,” submitted to and currently reviewed by the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (By Chief & 4 members).

Research Plans for 2020 (Scheduled)

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Propose a special session for The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) 2021 World Congress, June 20-24, Buenos Aires, Argentina (By Chief & 8 members)
  • The International Conference on Social Science and Humanity (ICSSH) 2020 Annual Conference, Apr. 8-10, Kitakyushu, Japan (By Chief & 2 members)

PAPER PRESENTATIONS:

  • The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov. 25-28, Montréal, Québec, Canada (By Chief & 3 members)
  • The International Conference on Social Science and Humanity (ICSSH) 2020 Annual Conference, Apr. 8-10, Kitakyushu, Japan (By Chief & 2 members)
  • Global Summit on Geriatrics and Gerontology 2020 Annual Meeting, Jun. 22-24, Toronto, Canada (By 2 other members)

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Academic Book: “Older Workers and Retirement in a Hyper-Aged Japan,” with Bristol University Press (under contract) (By Chief)
  • Academic Book: “Ageing in Asia and Oceania: Policy Challenges and Future Prospects” – Complete a final version of the book Proposal with Routledge Publisher (By Chief & 3 members)
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article: “Delaying Retirement in Japan: An International Perspective” – Submit a final version of the manuscript to Ageing International (By Chief & 1 members)

ACADEMIA-INDUSTRY NEXUS:

  • Start brainstorming on Senior Business in collaboration with Global Innovation Center @ Kyushu University), Fukuoka City and Itoshima City

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